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I have been married to my childhood sweetheart for 42 wonderful years. I have been blessed with one daughter who is grown and gone! She and her hubby have blessed us with a precious grandchild, Darbee Rae. She is eight years old and the sunshine in our days. I have always been a stay at home maid, cook, doctor, babysitter, taxi, wife, mother, and grandmother. I enjoy crafting. My interests include primitives, vintage and colonial styles. I love decorating my home. I enjoy traveling with my hubby and friends, reading, and trying different recipes. I am a Christian and enjoy activities within my church. I hope you enjoy reading about my daily adventures in crafting, shopping, and enjoying life thru the eyes of my darling grand daughter.

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

A Little Extra Thankfulness This Thanksgiving

Good evening friends.  I bet many of you are in the kitchen preparing for the big turkey day tomorrow.  And so excited to be having family and friends gather around your tables.  Hope each and every one of you have a wonderful day.
I just wanted to stop in and let all of you know who have been so good to ask, pray, send cards , and show your concern about my surgery where we stand at this point.
Surgery was yesterday and it did NOT go according to plan.  Once Dr.N got into surgery, the kidney was not as the CT or MRI had portrayed it.  So the procedure he had planned could not be preformed.  And in the middle of the surgery my blood pressure hit rock bottom.  I was in recovery forever and they were trying to get it back up.  They had to admit me and this went on all night.  It did finally start coming up just a bit, and this afternoon I was released to come home. 
Yes this year Thanksgiving Dinner will be bought and brought to our table.  Holly and family will be with us, and we will all have a little something extra to give thanks for.  Although my problem has yet to be solved, and I am facing many more Dr. visits and procedures, God is still in control and he brought me through yesterday's ordeal
Hoping as you all gather around in preparation to consume turkey, stuffing , and all the fixings, you will pause and give thanks to God for all his blessings.
Until next time.

Friday, November 22, 2013

A Great Idea In the Wee Morning Hours

Hello all my friends.  Hope you have all finished your work week and are making plans for a great weekend. I finished all my Christmas decorating a little while ago, it's suppose to be a cold weekend , so I plan on nesting right here in the great room.  My kidney surgery is scheduled for this coming Tuesday and I don't want to take any chance of getting out and getting sick before then.  Please keep me in your prayers. 

And that brings me to the topic of my blog. There have been a lot of sleepless nights of late.  On one such night, I think a great idea came to mind.  Do you find yourself at every season photographing  the same areas of your home?  I am so guilty of that as I have very little wall space.  

This is one of those areas in my home.  This red cabinet is sitting on a white cabinet Mr. P. had made for me years ago, Here it is decorated for Christmas,

Here is another photo this time all decked out for Halloween. Okay so you get my point.  Well I have wanted a fireplace in my kitchen forever.  My kitchen is rather small  and I thought there was NO way I had anywhere to put a fake fireplace. 
Well ,bring on a sleepless night.  I way laying in bed thinking about my Christmas decorating and BOOM,,, there is was right in front of my eyes.  Get Mr. P. to make a fake mantle and put it right where the cabinets were sitting.  The red cabinet could hang over the fireplace. 
I was so excited to share my great idea with the mister when he came in from work the next day.  I told him exactly what I wanted.  Being the wonderful man he is, out came his tape measure and a few days later...... yes I had my new fireplace for the kitchen.  Guess that proves there is always room for something if you want it bad enough, huh?
So this year I have a new place to decorate and to share with you. Are you ready?
Yes, I think I had the perfect spot.  Looks so different than the cabinets that were there.
And with the red cabinet hanging above it.  I still have a little decorating to do on the cabinet, and I have to add  my greens. But I am so proud of my new fireplace.  Also brought a smile to my face as I have not felt like getting out and shopping lately.  I didn't have to leave home and got something new that I love.
I sure have missed meeting Holly and Darbee Rae everyday after school and going for lunch, shopping, and sometime just hanging out at their house. They rode out one day this week and we had a snuggle day.  Darbee Rae was so excited. She had to bring her new snowman p.js and we watched a Christmas movie.  She and Holly even brought popped corn.   Sure was good to spend some time with my girls.   So hoping soon I will be good as new and can resume the lifestyle I had a few months ago.
Well that's all on this cozy Friday night. Wishing all of you a great  and safe weekend. 
Until next time...........

Sunday, November 10, 2013

A Wonderful Sunday

Good evening friends.  Hope you are all doing well and are enjoying the last few hours of a wonderful weekend. Although my health issues remain and I am hoping to get some results on my visit on Tuesday,  God is good and knows just what we need. 

For weeks, we had been invited to go to church with Holly and her family, and to lunch at a dear friends home and the men to have a target and skeet shoot competition after services. Well yesterday came and I just knew I was not going to be able to go,  Was in so much pain, I think I tried everything but standing on my head.  But you know what?  About 9:30, I sneaked into the bathroom and had a little talk with my Master.  I told him Sunday was his day, and if he would ease the pain, I would go to service and go to the festivities afterward as I wanted to so badly.  I came back in the great room and sat for a few minutes, went to the kitchen and made a ice box lemon meringue  pie. The ladies were to bring desserts.

Come this morning, yes there was pain, but nothing like yesterday.  I was able to get ready and us be at church on time.  God had answered my prayer. After hearing a great sermon, we all arrived at the home of my dear friend. 

Let me introduce you to Judy.  We were just kiddos, when my Daddy became pastor of the church where her family went.  We grew up together and she was a bridesmaid in my wedding.  She was a best friend.  Over the years, we grew apart, both of us busy with our lives and her having 6 children

A few months before Mother passed away at the nursing home, Judy's Daddy was admitted.  We saw each other there and began to reconnect.  She came to our girls party last year for Christmas and here we are today.  Seeing each other more lately than in many years.  Isn't it sad to loose contact with someone you love and share so many childhood memories with?

Thank you so much Judy and Ben for a warm welcome and a wonderful afternoon, I still love you girl.
And of course Darbee Rae has fun everywhere she goes.  She and Judy's grands are the perfect age for doing some serious playing
Ben was so good to the kids.  They got their turn at shooting too,
I think Darbee Rae found out, playing, and being a girly girl was much more fun,
Then came the time for the men to act like boys and the real shooting began,  It was so much fun to watch.  For me the skeet shooting is amazing,  I could watch all day,  Mr, P did okay but .......shhhhhh  his son in law out shot him by a mile,  In fact he got first place and got a trophy.
Yes today we did something out of the ordinary, and it ended being a wonderful day.  Memories that I will carry with me forever.  If you have someone you have been wanting to reconnect with , don't put it off,  Make arrangements to get together soon,  You will not regret it,
All you prayer warriors, please continue to keep me in your prayers.  God is good. I thank him for a great day.
Until next time.